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  • ICAA Record ID
    782344
    AUTHOR
    Castillo, Mario Enrique
    TITLE
    Latino Diversity = Diversidad latina / Mario Enrique Castillo
    IN
    Latino Diversity/Diversidad Latina : septembre 15 through november 17, 1995 . --Chicago : Columbia College Art Gallery, 1995.
    LANGUAGES
    English; Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Castillo, Mario Enrique. "Latino Diversity = Diversidad latina" In  Latino Diversity/Diversidad Latina : septembre 15 through november 17, 1995 .Exh. cat., Chicago: Columbia College Art Gallery, 1995. n.p.
Synopsis

This exhibition catalogue includes a curatorial statement by Chicago-based artist Mario Enrique Castillo, as well as statements and biographies of the seven artists featured in the exhibition Latino Diversity = Diversidad Latina. In his essay, Castillo addresses concerns including diversity of background and modes of creative expression within Latino art and culture, the artistic process and appreciation of the process, differing conceptions of beauty, and artistic standards and value systems. He also underscores how “art becomes a bridge between cultures,” and emphasizes the spiritual and social concerns motivating Latino artists. The artists’ statements are largely biographical, shedding light on each artist’s creative process and artistic intentions.

Annotations

This catalogue accompanied the exhibition Latino Diversity = Diversidad Latina, which appeared at the Columbia College Art Gallery in Chicago during autumn of 1995. Organized by Mario Enrique Castillo, an artist and art professor at Columbia College, this exhibition included seven artists of diverse Latino identities, including José Andreu (Puerto Rico), Maria Evangelina Soliz (“U.S.-Mexican”), and Santiago Vaca (Ecuador).

Researcher
Victor Sorell; Harper Montgomery, collaborator
Team
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA
Credit
Courtesy of the Private Archives of Mario E. Castillo, Chicago, IL.